Folk Alley is happy to annouce that folk DJ legend, Gene Shay, can now be heard on Sirius XM – Channel 15, The Village. Subscibers can tune in to Folk Alley with Gene Shay every Sunday from 6-8pm (ET), with an encore broadcast on Wednesdays at midnight (ET).
FolkAlley.com, in collaboration with WXPN in Philadelphia, also presents Folk Alley with Gene Shay each week – streaming Saturdays from 5-7pm (ET) and again on Wednesdays at the same time.
Gene Shay has been called “the dean of American folk DJs” and the “Godfather of Philadelphia Folk Music.” Since 1962, Shay has produced folk music-centered radio programs and he can currently be heard weekly on Philadelphia’s 88.5 WXPN on Sunday nights from 8 to 11 p.m. He has also emceed the Philadelphia Folk Festival from its beginnings in 1957. Shay’s early interviews with artists including Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, John Denver, Tom Waits, Phil Ochs, Bonnie Raitt and Judy Collins were so well-known that bootleg copies of some still exist.